Music Videos From The ’90s And Early ’00s Imagined The Future: Did They Get It Right?

  • Jennifer Lopez If You Had My Love

  • TLC No Scrubs

  • Michael And Janet Jackon Scream

  • Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life

  • Spice Girls Spice Up Your Life

  • Britney Spears Oops I Did It Again

  • Bjork All Is Full Of Love

  • Madonna Bedtime Story

  • Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson What’s It Gonna Be

  • Destinys Child Independent Woman Part 1

  • Spice Girls Holler

  • Shania Twain Gonna Getcha Good

  • We Need A Resolution Aaliyah

  • Craig David What’s Your Flava

  • O Town Liquid Dreams

  • Blaque Bring It All To Me

  • Missy Elliot The Rain

  • Kylie Minogue Cant Get You Out Of My Head

  • Chicane And Bryan Adams Dont Give Up

  • Britney Spears Toxic

The music video aesthetic du jour of the late 90s and early 00s was “futuristic.” In the years surrounding the millennium, everyone seemed to become obsessed with technology and the future, and so much of that obsession played out in the themes, costumes and elaborate sets of music videos. With the Internet finding its way into households as a commonplace new amenity, literally everything was exploding with possibility.

We saw zero gravity music videos, music videos with robots, and a solid level of space-man style outfits. From J.Lo’s vision of Internet video to the Spice Girls jetting around in a space ship; from Britney Spears┬ádancing on the moon to the Backstreet Boys becoming robotic, everyone was jumping on the future bandwagon.

Now we’re asking: who got it right? There was a lot of far-fetched future speculation in the music videos of the 90s and 00s, but looking back, a lot of material from way back then is hauntingly familiar now. Can anyone say hologram?